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Diesel Discharge, Lower Mississippi River MM125

Mississippi River, Hahnville, LA , USA | 2018-Dec-18

Initial Notification: On December 18, 2018 Sector New Orleans notified the NOAA SSC about a diesel discharge resulting from a vessel allision at MM125 on the Lower Mississippi River, right descending bank. Sheening reported, amount of discharge unknown at time of notification. Damaged tank has been lightered, with no sheen observed following lightering. Sector New Orleans is sending a pollution response team for on-site evaluation. No products requested.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:Diesel
Total amount at risk of spill: 3,500 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 29° 58.95′ North
Longitude (approximate): 90° 24.08′ West